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How to migrate from PC OneNote to Mac Outline

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016 03:31AM PDT

In case you're switching from OneNote to Outline here are some useful tips on how to optimise your work with OneNote notebooks in Outline:

a) Work with your cloud notebooks from PC OneNote located in OneDrive:

  1. Log in your OneDrive account in Outline > Preferences > Synchronisation;

  1. Open your OneDrive notebooks - click "+" at the top of the notebooks list > Open from OneDrive > select the notebook.

Another scenario is when you want to work with your notebooks locally. Here is how you can move the local notebooks to Outline:

b) Work with your PC OneNote notebooks locally:

   - Sending the notebook's folder:

  1. Find your local notebook's folder on your PC and move it to your Mac;      

  1. On Mac place it to the local folder you want the notebook to be stored in;   


  1. Open the notebook using "+" > Open from Local, Dropbox or Box.       


    - Sending the notebook's package:

  1. Export your notebook to .onepkg package: FIle > Export > Export current notebook > OneNote package;


  1. Send your package to your Mac and open it in Outline by double-clicking on the package file.

You can also open the separate sections from your OneNote notebooks.

c) Move the notebook sections to Outline locally:

  1. Export the section by going to File > Export > Export current section > OneNote 2010-2013 Section;

  1. Send this section to your Mac;

  2. Open it in Outline by double-clicking on the .one file; it will be opened in special Unfiled for OneNote notebook in Outline.
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